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was gop demands an obama apology and seeks a probe of irs for singling out the tea party. on wednesday, the irs gave a pass to liberals. here is a cry of pain from a major fundraiser for mitt romney. >> three federal audits at once. tax breaks for the makers of the ads that poisoned our airwaves. >> that is also a scandal. >> on tuesday, the town is turning on obama. all of the ingredients are in place for a good old-fashioned pile on. i know it is christmas time for republicans. how bad is it for the president? >> it is a test. make no mistake. the agenda is put on hold, the stories are negative, and the question is, can he take control of it? can he own it and be the authority figure and demand answers, realistic answers people are going to accept? >> can the president get from under this one? >> can he own his own government? he is a bystandard. i read about it in the newspaper. the attorney general asked about the ap story, the dragnet of the phone calls. i have no idea. i can't remember when i recused myself. i was having lunch of the time. these guys want to get elected, they pre
politics and nothing else. gwen: the i.r.s., benghazi, the leak investigation of the associated press. >> the american people at risk. and that is not hyperbole. it put the american people at risk. and trying to determine who's responsible for that i think required very aggressive action. gwen: and irresistible washington train wrecks. how many heads will roll? and can the president recover? we sort through a raucous week with the best in the business. gloria borger of cnn. john dickerson of "slate" magazine. and cbs news. john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times." and ed o'keefe of "the washington post." >> award-winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner, more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to build a better t
by the long arm of the irs or the justice department, let's pause to think about another threat, from too much private power over public policy. all too often, instead of acting as a brake, government becomes the enabler of corporate power and greed, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe. think of inadequate inspections of food and those infections which kill 3,000 americans each year and make many millions sick. think of the 85,000 industrial chemicals available today. only a handful have been tested for safety. think of the explosion of perhaps as much as half a million pounds of ammonium nitrate in that texas fertilizer plant. people can die when government winks at bad corporate practices. as long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its powerful lobbies, you and i are at their mercy. which is why their ability to buy off public officials is an assault on democracy and a threat to our lives and health. keep that in mind as i introduce you to david rosner and gerald markowitz. some years ago, their book, "deceit and denial," told ho
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